Running head: Infiltrating the Mongols “Infiltrating the Mongols Motorcycle Gang” Gabriel A. Chavarria Bert Ouderkirk AJS 275 11/19/07 Abstract Special Agent William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a passion for motorcycles and a dislike for paperwork. Then one day when a “confidential informant” contacted his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Gang. Queen quickly seized this opportunity, not realizing that he was beginning the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of the ATF. This paper gives various details as to what took place during the span of this two and a half year operation which uncovered the Mongols Motorcycle Club as an organized crime group and yielded 53 convictions of its members. Infiltrating the Mongols Modern “outlaw motorcycle gangs” (OMG’s) are just as sophisticated, organized and dangerous as traditional Mafia families.
This only leads one to believe how dangerous a man with so much power can be. Rockefeller controlled more than 95% of the worlds oil market. His standard Oil Company was the monopoly of the oil market. He earned the label robber baron from his oil monopolies, by using his intelligence to try a new way of oil business. In doing so, knocking down the rest of the market.
Al Capone approached Joe Howard, a rival gang member, in broad daylight, said “hello,” grabbed him, and forced him down to a table. He held a gun to Howard’s cheek and pulled the trigger six times. Capone walked out of the bar with police swarming, numerous eyewitnesses, and was not charged with a single crime (Fresh Air). Al Capone, like other great American businessmen, saw a product in high demand and chose to corner the market by any means necessary. Al Capone cornered the market for alcohol sales by killing anyone that got the way of his elaborate smuggling schemes and distribution of alcohol through the streets of Chicago.
Much of Frank Lucas’s childhood life explains his motivation for living a life of crime. When he was 12 years old he witnessed the death of his cousin by the KKK for looking at a Caucasian woman in Greensboro, North Carolina (American Gangster True Story). Being young he was committing petty crimes until he engaged in a fight with his employer. He fled to New York where he drifted through petty crimes and pool hustling until gangster Bumpy Johnson took him under his wing. After Johnson’s death, Lucas broke the monopoly that the Italian mafia held in New York.
Effect of The Lincoln Assassination America has gone through many hard times since the day it first became a nation. Its ability to adapt is what allowed it to survive and prosper into the great county it is today. Throughout its history as a nation the U.S has been able to bring something good from the worse situations. One of the greatest good that came from perhaps one of the greatest tragedies is the creation of the secret service after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. The conspiracy behind this assassination was so great that it set the precedent for the future of presidential security and changed the nation forever.
Years of frustration is what caused the eventual succession. Since the American Revolution, the topic of slavery was present in the minds of important men in both northern and southern states. The institution of slavery was allowed to continue in the United States, but it was when the Union started to expand that much of the frustration began. The government had passed regulations banning the spread of slavery into these new territories, and many southern states were outraged to the point where South Carolina threatened to succeed from the Union in 1821. Southern states believed that their way of life was being infringed, meaning that slavery was an important institution for their mainly agricultural based economy.
Another effect of prohibition was a great surge in Gangsters, who uses the illegality of alcohol to their advantage by selling massive amounts of it. One of the most famous gangsters of the time was Al Capone, who was involved in organised crime, selling alcohol illegally, and became a celebrity. He even had a private army of 1,000 men who used sub-machine guns and sawn-off shotguns. There were around 200,000 speakeasies in the USA and 30,000 in New York City alone, and the majority of people knew of their whereabouts, but police and judges were bribed into ignoring the illegal drinking and were known as being on the take. 10% of these were sacked for taking bribe.
The story is clearly written from a northerners view showing the harsh cruelties of slavery and how it hurts many African Americans, breaking them and their families part one by one. The people of the north were pleased with the book and called it the best of the year. But meanwhile the members of the south though differently, “UTC is the worst piece of ENDLESS misrepresentation that I have ever read” said southerner Margret Johnson.. Once again these contradicting point of views are unhealthy for the unity of America. It has become obvious that a country can not survive on ideas and opinions that split the country in half . Uncle Toms Cabin is just another example of how the contrasting ideas of the north and south will eventually lead to a much greater problem that will unravel the so called “United”
Kelvin Hernandez Mexican Cartels Lure American Teens as Killers LAREDO, Tex. — When he was finally caught, Rosalio Reta told detectives here that he had felt a thrill each time he killed. It was like being Superman or James Bond, he said. Gabriela Maldonado, whose son Gabriel Cardona became an assassin for a Mexican drug cartel as a teenager. “I like what I do,” he told the police in a videotaped confession.
The stock market crash of 1929 set a chain of events in motion that plunged America into a depression America never saw coming. The Great Depression led to the exposure of dramatic weaknesses in the U.S. economy that forever changed America. With no real help from President Hoover, American people were at a loss of what to do with their lives which were quickly going down the drain. The U.S. as a whole was in between a rock and a hard place with no escape in sight. With Hoover’s presidency in shambles, Franklin D. Roosevelt easily stepped into power by winning the hearts and minds of the American people.